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Yuja Wang: Berlin Recital - Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ligeti & Prokofiev

Wang,Yuja
Release Date: 11/30/2018 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002933902  
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovAlexander ScriabinGyörgy LigetiSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Yuja Wang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Yuja Wang’s philosophy of music is both simple and profoundly complex. “I want to relate all life to music,” she recently told veteran British critic Fiona Maddocks. The Beijing-born pianist’s latest album for Deutsche Grammophon captures the white heat of solo works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ligeti, a trio of Russians together with one of the late 20th-century’s greatest composers. The Berlin Recital was recorded live this summer at the Berlin Philharmonie’s Kammermusiksaal during Yuja’s extensive solo tour of North America and Europe. The Yellow Label also recorded her sublime series of Berlin encore pieces to form a separate EP, which spans everything
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Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 1 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
2.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
3.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 3 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
4.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 10, Op. 70 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Russia 
6.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 3, Touches bloquées by György Ligeti
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
7.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 9, Vertige by György Ligeti
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
8.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 1, Désordre by György Ligeti
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1944; USSR 

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 She definitely has the chops December 3, 2018 By Thomas G. (Pomona, NY) See All My Reviews "Her playing is on a par with the greatest pianists before the public today. I've had the pleasure of attending some of her concerts at Carnegie Hall. That she brings the house to a standing ovation screaming, But it's her wardrobe that also astonishes.After intermission she will come out in a different dress that brings on a breathtaking response from the audience." Report Abuse
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